Nano-Media and Connected Homeliness

Mojca Pajnik


This article explores how digital communication platforms influence the everyday life of migrants in transnational milieus and how they shape the migrants’ sense of home. I analyze the role of ICTs in forming relationships that are reproduced transnationally. The research is based on empirical material in the form of communication diaries that were completed by migrants living in Slovenia and interviews conducted with them. The article discusses the digitalized web of relations by exploring the who, when, how, where, and what of communication and analyzes how this influences the experiencing of home. The aim is to not only learn about belonging in contemporary mobility but understand how transnational communication is clustered along gender, ethnic, and class divides.


home, digital networks, transnational migration, communication diary

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